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About Craig J. Cisar

Dr. Craig Cisar received a B.S. degree from the University of South Dakota in business administration, a M.P.E. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in exercise science, and a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in exercise physiology. Dr. Cisar is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and certified by ACSM as an Exercise Test Technologist. Dr. Cisar is also certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Specialist, D*, and a Certified Personal Trainer, D*. Dr. Cisar primarily teaches in the area of exercise physiology and other related exercise science courses. Dr. Cisar has numerous publications and presentations on topics related to various aspects of physical fitness, conditioning and training, limitations and determinants of sports performance, and physical activity and aging. Dr. Cisar is currently a member of the NSCA Personal Trainer Exam Development Committee.

Positions

1993 - Present Professor, San Jose State University Kinesiology
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2000 - 2001 Adjunct Lecturer, Santa Clara University
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1989 - 1993 Associate Professor, San Jose State University Kinesiology
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Curriculum Vitae


Disciplines


Grants

2012 - 2013 Graduate Assistantships in Exercise Physiology
Stanford University
$17,000
2011 - 2012 Sports Performance Graduate Assistantship
Stanford University
$17,000
1999 - 2000 External Graduate Assistantship in Exercise Physiology
Mountain View High School
$3,500
1998 - 1999 Graduate Assistantship in Exercise Physiology
Mountain View High School
$3,500
1997 - 1998 External Graduate Assistantship in Exercise Physiology
Mountain View High School
$3,500
1996 - 1997 External Graduate Assistantship in Exercise Physiology
Mountain View High School
$3,500
1995 - 1996 External Graduate Assistantship in Exercise Physiology
Mountain View High School
$3,500
1994 Faculty Development Grant
San José State University
Lottery Fund Faculty Development Grant
$1,000
1993 Faculty Development Grant
San José State University
Lottery Fund Faculty Development Grant
$600
1991 "Investigation of the cross-validation of the ACSM's metabolic equation for walking in older females"
San José State University Foundation
$150
1991 Research Grant
San José State University Foundation
$150
1990 Elected Fellow
American College of Sports Medicine
1989 Meritorious Performance and Professional Promise Award
San José State University
$2,500
1988 "Investigation of the physiological determinants of rock climbers"
San José State University Foundation
Research Grant
$150
1988 "Investigation of the physiological effects of simulated downhill ski ergometry"
Scientific Sports Systems
Equipment Grant
$1,000
1985 - 1986 Maude Fling Fellowship
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
1980 Avery Brundage Scholarship
University of Illinois
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2006 - Present Member, Graduate Program Committee, Department of Kinesiology, San José State University
1998 - Present Member, Institutional Review Board - Human Subjects Committee, San José State University
2010 - 2011 Chairperson, Certified Personal Trainer Exam Development Committee, National Strength and Conditioning Association
1994 - 2011 Member, Certified Personal Trainer Exam Development Committee, National Strength and Conditioning Association
2009 - 2010 Member, Fitness Specialist Certificate Advisory Committee, Mission College
2002 - 2009 Member, Editorial Board for the Health and Fitness Journal, American College of Sports Medicine
1998 - 2008 Chair, Institutional Review Board - Human Subjects Committee, San José State University
2007 Site Organizer and Coordinator, Sports Training Mastery Workshop, Excelsior Sports and San José State University
2003 - 2006 Chair, Graduate Program Committee, Department of Kinesiology, San José State University
2005 Secretary, Santa Clara Swim Club Board of Directors
2003 - 2005 Member, Santa Clara Swim Club Board of Directors
2002 - 2004 Chairperson, Certification Commission Executive Council, National Strength and Conditioning Association
2000 - 2004 Member, Certification Commission Executive Council, National Strength and Conditioning Association
2003 Member, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist Examination Writing Comm, National Strength and Conditioning Association Certification Commission
1990 - 2003 Member, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist Examination Writing Comm, National Strength and Conditioning Association Certification Commission
2002 Member, Election Nominating Committee, National Strength and Conditioning Board of Directors
1997 - 2002 Member, Men’s Health Board of Advisers, Rodale Press
1986 - 2000 Member, Graduate Program Committee, Department of Kinesiology, San José State University
1991 - 1999 Northern California State Director, National Strength and Conditioning Association
1991 - 1997 Chair, Graduate Program Committee, Department of Kinesiology, San José State University
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Honors and Awards

  • 2010 NSCA Award of Appreciation ( Bronze Level) - National Strength and Conditioning Association - 2010
  • Recognition as an Influential Advisor - by Gerry Selter, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, San José State University - 2010
  • College of Applied Sciences and Arts Outstanding Professor Award - San José State University - 2004-2005
  • Distinguished Service Award - California Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance - 1989

Courses

  • Advanced Exercise Physiology
  • Analysis of Research and Issues in Human Performance
  • Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription
  • Principles of Conditioning and Training
  • Concepts and Performance of Muscular Strength and Endurance
  • Concepts and Performance of Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Flexibility
  • Instrumentation in Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics
  • Electrocardiogram Interpretations and Graded Exercise Testing
  • Measurement and Evaluation in Kinesiology
  • Physical Fitness and Nutrition
  • Individualized Physical Fitness
  • Conditioning through Cross Training
  • Beginning Cycling
  • Beginning Weight Training
  • Intermediate Weight Training
  • Beginning Jogging

Education

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1986 Ph.D., University of Nebraska - Lincoln
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1984 M. Phys. Ed., University of Nebraska - Lincoln ‐ Exercise Science
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1972 BBA, University of South Dakota ‐ Accounting
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Contact Information

craig.cisar@sjsu.edu

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Publications (42)